The 2013 version of DLD's very own Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership has a winner; celebrated architect and creative thought icon Zaha Hadid.
Hadid, whose work can be seen in many of Europe's cultural hotspots and capitals, was handed the award by Hubert Burda after being introduced by DLD friend John Maeda.
She receives the award not only for her accomplishments in traditional architecture, but also for her groundbreaking explorations of the connections between shape and digital creation.
With the award, Zaha joins the ranks of former Aenne Burda Award winners, including such estimated female creative leaders as Arianna Huffington and Marissa Mayer.
A big congratulations, Zaha!